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| 66 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON F^RM RS ADVOCATE SECTION B--SPORTS PAGE THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1961 VIEWS BY MAX BROWN OF FOOTBALL Martinsburg and Keyser prying off the opening lid night at Cobourn Field and with Charles Town Romney and Harpers Ferry and Boonsboro next in with Saturday tilts, this end of the good old Eastern have a full dish of football for the week-end. FOR COACH SIMS in Charles Town, Kenneth Sims will be making debut before the Eastern Panhandle fans as he moves from Greenbank High School to take over as the new football coach of the Purple Panthers. Facing a task of rebuilding this season at CHS, Coach Sims has working long and late with the able assistance of Jordan and a few hold-over seniors plus a likely- :rag group of some twenty-five to thirty juniors and While we have only watched a few practice Salons, Coach Sims has impressed us very much with easy-going but very thorough style of putting his plays in an impressive manner. The 1961 Panthers could out to become a very exciting young bunch of foot- to follow... o to all high school football players: LEARN TO ;K.. , That's the advice of George Washington Uni- football coach Jim Camp. "Give me a candidate knows the fundamentals, especially blocking, and I'll you a player who won't be cut from my football said Camp. : . O FOR LUTMAN AND SOWERS Down at Harpers Ferry High School, two r/ew coaches Lutman and Bill Sowers will be making their initial to fans of the area when they send the 1961 edition Ferry Tigers out to battle a strong Boonsboro eleven on the Ferry gridiron. The Tigers, unde- last season, had their ranks riddled by graduation the Lutman- Sowers combination will certainly have than their hands full in whipping their small, but squad into a formidable unit to face strong day opposition... Charlie Moler, who was showing lots of promise in early workouts that he would be the Purple Panthers one signal caller this season, was laid low last when he suffered a broken left leg. He will be for the season. Last year, Charlie suffered a similar when he had his collar-bone broken just as the sea- was about to open and had to be sidelined for the year. certainly tough luck for the likable junior who will to' take it easy again this year and hope for better in his senior year at CHS. It's also a rough blow Coach Ken Sims as he nears Saturday's opener here. O TO LEAGUES Our heart-felt sympathy certainly goes out to Sherman Helen League in the tragic death of thbir little daugh- who was fatally injured in a bad auto accident on Day... Billy and Helen are still in the Charlottes- hospital this morning (Wednesday) and we are hope- that they will both pull through the terrible tragedy. and Charlie were not in the car with other mem- of the family when the accident occurred... CAVE READY Cave, the hustling Shepherd College water-boy, us that the Rams are set for the football sea- and will take on any team, anywhere, be it the Balti- Colts or the West Virginia Mountaineers. And, Brown, "we have the best coach in the world in Mr. Riggleman," he added as he closed his conversa- late Wednesday evening... ~O "NEW BULLDOGS" There's lots of interest in the Friday night battle be- Dick Harmison's 'New Look' 1961 Bulldogs and the ; powerful Keyser High Tornado handled by the ken Tack Clark. Last September, under the hot at Keyser, Clark s proteges really laid it on our old ld Dick and his Orange and Black gridders to the tune 83-0. The Bulldogs have had the advantage of early Son trainin at a ten day camp and from all reports g ready to tear into the Mineral County lads with a vow Coach Harmison that they'll wipe out that 33-0 deficit. )aid be a good one at Cobourn Field. "" e | &CHING AT WAYNI SBQRO, CA. tfleredith Boyd, the ex:Handley and Shepherd College gridder has been doing a great job for the Waynes- fro (Va,) Little Giants in both football and trauck. Boyd ][ emembered as an ALL-WVIAC choice at tackle for t Dherd after a brilliant career at Handley High as hack. "T~__~ PAGE 2---B TURN TO PAGE 2--B rday | While fashion has nothing to do with Sectional scholastic football, the phrase maple famous in the '50s---"The New Look"--certainly is applicable this football season to the Charles Town High Panthers and the Harpers Ferry High Tigers as they unveil their 1961 teams Saturday afternoon on their respective home fields. It will be a "New Look" of necessity for both teams since graduation losses and ineligibility by reason of age, etc., cut- t!ng heavily into not only the starters of last Fail, but also the experienced reserves. And that "New Look" won't be limited to the players at either Charles Town or Harpers Ferry. It has also moved into the coaching set-up of the two schools. Undoubtedly the newest of everything in football for 1961 in this section will be the Har- pers Ferry High Tigers when they open their sea, on Saturday afternoon on their home field a- gainst the Warriors of Boonsboro (Md.) High Schol at 2 p. m. When the Harpers Ferry fans show up at the Harpers Ferry field they will find new coaches new plays, a new system and just about all new players. In contrast to the veteran team Of last season, the Tigers have only one man back from that un defeated starting eleven-Binky Petrucci a 145 pound junior guard who won his position as a starter about mid.way of last sea son after his predecessor had been injured. And to make matters worse, the entire Tiger S~luad has only three boys who have played any faotbalLat all. Ammon Napper, a back, played some last season, as did Edward Hall, a sophomore back. The rest are all new to the game and to the excitement of the crowds. This is only the beginning of the "New Look" at Harpers Fer- ry. The fans will find an all new coaching set-up in Doug Lutman and Bill Sowers. They will also I find' the Tigers using a new sy- stem of play. Pitted against this all new set. up will be a veteran Boonsboro team built around five regulars of the ,1960 team. Coach Dwight Scott says his first string Warriors are strong anal experience, but there isn't much depth on the part of the rest of the squad, Scott has said that if he can keep his "first liners" healthy and in action his team should be tough for the opposition all the way. Coaches Lutman and Sowers said Wednesday they will proba- bility give the Tiger starting as. signments to Jack Schultz and either Keith Auvil or Mike Sperry at ends; Pershing Twy- The Charles Town High Pan- thers who have been a power in the section and area in the past few season, will be playing host to a bunch of Romney High Pion- eers who, in pre-season predict- runs, are rated as one of the best teams the school has had in years. And when the new head coach of the Panthers-Kenneth Sims-trots his new Panthers onto Legion field at 2 p. m. there will be new faces in the starting line- up, the team will be wearing new equipment and there will be a new admission price. Principal William Brown an- nounced Wednesday morning that adult admissions this year will be $1, with students being charged 50 cents. Halftime Show The' Charles Town High Band will also be on hand to provide appropriate music prior to the game and at half time. The high light of the halftime show being a brief show by the drum major- ette, Ruth Nicewarner and the majorettes-Charlotte Kisner, iJan Bussard, Patsy Grant and Sally Showen. Coach~ Sims and his able assist ant, Bill Jordan, have been work- ing hard and long trying to re- build a team which has only three starters of last season back. Steve Willingham, a back, Tom Doyle a center and guard and Donnie Ballenger, an end last season, converted to a back this season are the only three among the, 36 Panther candidates who were in the starting lineup last year. Although Coach Sims said his ,starting offensive and defensive set-ups are flexible at the present and could change by game time Saturday, he was using early this week nine seniors, one junior and one sophomore in the offen- sive starting team. This gives the Panthers some experience both on the forward wall and in the backfield. Th, 1961 Town High $ y The writing of the 1961 chapter of the Charles Town High football history book will be started Saturday afternoon on the Charles Town Legion field at 2:00 p. m. and also the Panthers participating in the show this year won't be as big and as ex- perienced as they have in the past few seasons, they are just as 'determined to do a good job and could very well present a few real surprises for the fans in the opener. With only two starters back there will be a lot of new faces in the Panther line-up and they are all shown in the above picture. Members of the squad as shown just before they began practice Tuesday are as follows: Front row, left to right:---Johnny Lowery, Joe Cloud, Jimmie Seville, ,Tommy Specht, Larry McCormick, Bobby Nerhood, John Wilt, Tom Doyle, George Stocks, John Snow, Marvin Doctson, Tommy Crane and Larry Wilt. Second row. left to right:--Henry McCormick. Jay Hill, Wayne Whitmore, Donnie Bailenger, Steve WUlingham, Pete Peterson, Billy Miller, Phil Chandler, Bobby Dailey, Norman Myers, Billy Custer, Howard Bush, David Bowers. Back row, left tc right:---Principal Willlaan Brown. Assistant Co~leh Wlllia~ Jordan, Saintey Turner, Larry Creamer. Larry Peer, Calvin Petersen, Tommy Shirley. Larry Ambrose, John Williams. Donald Noland, Terry Marcus, John Merchant, Kenneth West, Bill Cook, and Coach Kenneth Sim.~. (Photo By Bob Scrivener) Whitmore, a sophqmore and Tom my Specht, a semor have been battling for the starting nod at the quarterback slot. Whitmore is a 135 pounder while Specht tips the scales only at 129. i The halfbacks will definitely be Don Ballenger, a senior at 155 :and Steve Willingham, also a sen :ior at 174. The fullbacking chores wil be handled at least the start by John Snow, a 174 pound sen- ior. At the ends Coach Sims has been Working in Bobby Nerhood, a 148 pound senior; and Norman Myers a 153 pound Junior. The tackle slots will in all probabil.- ity be filled by either Marvin Dodson :180 pound senior; Larry McCarmick 170 pound senior; Cal via Peterson, 183 pound sopho- mQPe; Bill Cook, 200 pound soph ornore or Billy Custer, 230 pound sophomore. The guards will be either Jim my Saville, a 150 pound senior; Joe Cloud, a 140 pound senior; Larry Wilt a sophomore at 134; !or John Wilt at 173. Tommy Doyle, a 191 pound sen l ior who played a . lot of football for the Panlhers last season will be the center. Opposing this combination Coach Roger Parker of Romney High, will send forth a veteran team of six senior lettermen and five juniors. Veteran Team Six of the Romney starting line up were the same boys who battled ~the Charles Town Pan- thers down to the wire in a clo,ue 12-7 Panther victory in Romney last season. The other five boys saw considerable service for Coach Parker and his Pioneers, so it will be an all veteran team which will be battling Coach Sims and his Parithers Saturday. Coach Parker said Wednesday Coach Sims said his original he will be using Frank Cosner starting backfield suffered a bad veteran senior of last season and blow last week when Charlie Mol Charles Hott. also a senior who man and Frank James or,Hubert" er, his big first string quarter- saw some service last season a~ Dodson at the tackles; Bill De. back, suffered a broken leg in the ends. Cosner weighs 157 Angelo and Binky Petrucci at the practice. The injury occurred pounds and Hott 160. At the tack guard posts and Dermic Lanham I when a team mate threw a block les it will be co-captain Marvin or Clifton Peacher at the centerton him. Since the injury Wayne Graham, 180 pound senior and post, The Tiger backfield may be an 1 all Negro ~one, with Mickey Jack, I son at fullback, Butch Hall at quarterback and Jimmie Lewis and Ammon Napper or Joe Nap. per at halfback. Facing the Tigers will be Ron file Hill, a senior and Russ Wea- ver, a ,junior at the ends; Rick Stine, co.captain of the team and, Doug Morrison, both seniors at tackles; Nelson Alexander, a vet eran at center and Roger Shipley and Bob Easterday at the guard slots. [ The Boonsboro. backs will be[ Tommy Sullivan, a talented jun-[ ior, at quarterback; with Jim[ Wagner, All Bi.State ConferenceI fullback holding down that post{ and Eddie Reeder a junior an4 Don Gantz a junior at. the half, back posts. [ I Committee amends biW to aid[ chilaren of jobless. I Donate Cookman, a 180 pound ;filled by Kenny Ayers, a 150 strong this year and possibly Junior. The guards will be Harry!pound junior; and Terry Mezzat- s~ronger with a veteran team. 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